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Musings A to Z Challenge: F

Challenge:  Write a short entry (100 words or less) on a topic beginning with the sequential letter of the alphabet.

Feelings

 

Feelings are a dangerous foundation for any decision or conclusion; they are fickle, unreliable, fallible, and influenced by hormones, chemical imbalances, misunderstandings, and psychological baggage that we all carry around with us.  The quote below is so true:  Regardless of what is said or done, how it affects someone else makes all the difference between those actions and words being memorable as an encouragement, or as a discouragement; as edifying, or destructive.  Proverbs 18:21 says that there is life and death in the power of the tongue; it behoves us to use it wisely.

Feelings

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Musings A to Z Challenge: C

Challenge:  Write a short entry (100 words or less) on a topic beginning with the sequential letter of the alphabet.

Creativity

 

While it is true that creativity stirs up creativity in a sowing-and-reaping cycle, the same can be said of most habits:  If you exercise regularly, the good feeling afterwards becomes addictive; if you laze about and habitually accomplish very little, or stimulate your brain only minimally, the habit will become a rut that’s harder and harder to climb out of – and as they say, a rut is just an endless grave.  For me, creativity takes on many forms:  Crafts; writing; singing; writing music or songs or poems; cooking, and finding creative solutions for problems that come my way.

Creativity

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Musings A to Z Challenge: B

Challenge:  Write a short entry (100 words or less) on a topic beginning with the sequential letter of the alphabet.

Breath

 

Breath is such a simple thing, in some ways; it’s easy to ignore what a gift it is until it’s the last one.  For those with asthma or other illnesses that affect the lungs, it’s never taken for granted.  Though it’s merely air that passes through our lungs and in and out of our noses or mouths, it can convey so many messages:  Sensuality; warmth; coolth (yes, it’s a word); exasperation; satisfaction, and even attraction.  It can be turned into a whistle, and has even inspired the concept for an upcycled air-conditioner in third-world countries. Ain’t breath cool?

Breath

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